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Conservatives to Congress: No Two-Year Spending Caps Deal

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With federal spending reaching record levels, the conservative leaders of the Conservative Action Project released the following memo to Congress regarding a rumored deal to break the existing spending caps.

July 12, 2019

Washington, DC

As Congress and the White House work together to reach a deal on spending before the end of the Fiscal Year, conservatives urge them not to pass a spending bill that would increase spending above the budget caps, and put important pro-life policies at risk.

A two-year deal that raises the spending caps will result in higher spending levels at a time when the Congressional Budget Office projects the share of the public debt to be nearly 80 percent of our Gross Domestic Product, with the budget deficit at record-breaking levels.

A spending deal cut with Democrats will also put long-time pro-life provisions at risk, such as the Hyde amendment, which blocks taxpayer funding of abortion. It will also provide an opportunity for Democrats to undo many of the Trump administration’s gains on the de-regulatory front.

Conservatives urge Republicans in Congress to avoid cutting an expensive and detrimental spending deal with Democrats that will spend more money, and very likely undermine key policies.

Signing the letter were:

The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Chairman, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund

Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy and Environment
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Tom McClusky
March for Life Action

The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell
Conservative Leadership PAC

The Honorable David McIntosh
Club for Growth

The Honorable Jim DeMint
Member, South Carolina
United States Senate (2005-2013)

Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Executive Director, Senate Steering Committee (2003-2012)

Rachel Bovard
Policy Director
Senate Steering Committee (2014-2015)

Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund

William L. Walton
Council for National Policy

The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio

David Bozell

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
Foley & Lardner LLP

The Honorable Colin A. Hanna
Let Freedom Ring, Inc.

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)
Executive Vice President
Family Research Council

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Constitutional Congress, Inc.

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

The Honorable Tony Perkins
Family Research Council

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Chief Domestic Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)

L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center

The Honorable James C. Miller III
Budget Director
President Ronald Reagan, 1985-1988

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
American Values

The Honorable Donald Hodel
Secretary of Energy & Secretary of Interior
President Ronald Reagan

The Honorable Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
Former Congressman

Floyd Brown
America Fighting Back PAC

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.
Managing Editor

Jim Backlin
Vice President of Legislative Affairs
Christian Coalition of America

Rod D. Martin
Founder and CEO
The Martin Organization, Inc.

Sherri R. Martin
Executive Vice President
The Martin Organization, Inc.

Haley E. Martin
The Martin Foundation

Shawn A. Mitchell
Former National Chaplain
National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA)

Jerry Melvin
Former Dean
Florida House of Representatives

David Williams
Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Paavo Ensio
Universal Minerals Group

Robert K. Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
Conservatives of Faith

Alexander Meluskey
Americans For Responsible Government

Ed Martin
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles

Terrence Scanlon
Retired President and Chairman
Capital Research Center

Seton Motley
Less Government

Ron Robinson
Young America’s Foundation

Mark Meckler
Convention of States Action

E.C. Sykes
General Partner
Aslan Ventures

Kathleen Patten
President & CEO
American Target Advertising

Mario Navarro da Costa
Director, Washington Bureau
Tradition, Family, Property

Allen J. Hebert
American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

Willes K. Lee
National Federation of Republican Assemblies

William H. Shaker
Washington Marketing Group

Elaine Donnelly
Center for Military Readiness

Paul Gessing
Rio Grande Foundation

Christopher Malagisi
Executive Director of Outreach
Hillsdale College

Martha Boneta
Executive Vice President
Vote America First

Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO

Donna Hearne
Constitutional Coalition

Lee Beaman
Beaman Automotive Group

Peter Thomas
The Conservative Caucus

Andresen Blom
Hawaiian Values

Dr. Richard Rounsavelle
Media Research Center

Judson Phillips
Tea Party Nation

Sal Russo
Co-Founder and Chief Strategist
Tea Party Express

Ralph A. Rebandt II
Lead Pastor
Oakland Hills Community Church

Tim LeFever
Capitol Resource Institute

Roxanne Phillips
Member, Executive Committee
Council for National Policy

James L. Martin
Founder & Chairman
60 Plus Association

Saulius “Saul” Anuzis
60 Plus Association

Michael Horowitz
21st Century Initiatives

Amapola Hansberger
Legal Immigrants for America

Penna Dexter
Point of View Radio

Anne Schlafly Cori
Eagle Forum

Benjamin R. Case
Focused On Fundraising

Ambassador Henry F. Cooper
President Reagan’s Chief Defense and Space Negotiator and SDI Director
High Frontier

Tabitha Walter
Executive Director
Eagle Forum

Ralph Benko

Norman Singleton
Campaign for Liberty

Organizations listed for identification purposes only.

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